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Happy Golfers Day Casa de Campo Family! So we just found out that today, April 10th, is Golfers Day in some parts of the world, and since here in Casa de Campo we have some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the Caribbean designed by one of the world’s most successful and influential golf course designers, the late Pete Dye we decided we should also celebrate today!
Some of our readers will remember the series we did in collaboration with Eric Lillibridge “Golf Tips”, so in honor of Golfers Day, we have put together a guide with some of Eric’s tips to “Conquering Teeth of the Dog’s Most Challenging Holes”, published in previous editions of our Casa de Campo Living Magazine-guide. Hope they help the next time you go out and play!
The second hole on the Teeth of the Dog is to be considered one of the toughest driving holes. The rocky hazard up the entire left hand side makes this hole very visually intimidating, and in addition, it carries one of Pete Dye’s major design signatures- the railroad ties along the left side -not to mention the green side bunker on the right. Continue reading here.
The 6th hole on the Teeth of the Dog is one of the course’s most scenic holes, curving along the Caribbean sea. Such is the beauty of this hole, that taking a few moments to admire the view will actually benefit you from a mental standpoint. Here you can’t help but feel a sense of tranquility as you gaze out across the glittering expanse of water, shimmering in the light of the sun. Allow the beauty to calm the tempo of your swing. Continue reading here
The visually stunning hole #8 of the Teeth of the Dog is one which has helped the course claim the title of the Caribbean’s best golf course on multiple occasions- and one of the holes affectionately referred to by course designer Pete Dye as the “seven holes created by God”. Continue Reading here
The 13th hole on the Teeth of the Dog is the only par 3 that is not on the beautiful Caribbean sea, and yet still offers beauty and challenge. When playing the 13th I always joke around with whomever I am playing with saying that this is the easiest par 4 on the course because when you make a 3 (par) it really feels like a birdie. Continue reading here
As you approach hole #15 of the Teeth of the Dog, the first thing you see as you drive the cart along the winding path lined with bamboo on the left and past Oscar De La Renta’s old home on the right, is the breathtaking clear blue water of the Caribbean sea. Continue reading here
The 15th hole on Teeth of the Dog is the first scenic hole on the back 9 holes. This is my favorite hole in all of Casa de Campo’s 90 holes of golf. When you finish the 14th hole, you have to take a quite long golf cart ride past Oscar de la Renta’s old estate and between the tall bamboo trees, but once you see the so-called “light at the end of the tunnel” you are blessed with what I think is the most beautiful view in the world. Continue reading here
The 17th hole on the Teeth of the Dog is one of the most difficult holes of the course and in fact all of Casa’s golf courses, especially for right handed golfers. The reason for this is the beautiful Caribbean Sea… a very intimidating sight just feet off the fairway, immediately to the left of the tee box and surrounding 50% of the green. This is a hole where the Teeth really gets vicious! Continue reading here